Barbara Corker raised $72,199 for Operation Comfort Warriors this past year as American Legion Auxiliary Department of New York president. She presented the check to James Ellison, program manager for OCW at national headquarters, during New York Auxiliary’s 94th convention in July.
Corker said she was inspired to promote OCW as her fundraising program because of all the wounded servicemembers returning from war with needs. “This was a way for us to give our thanks to them,” she said. “I set a goal of $50,000. I was speechless when the final tally was made. And that’s the dedication of The American Legion Family of New York.”
The American Legion awarded nearly $530,000 in national scholarships to 225 students in 2013.